Jets head coach Adam Gase updated the status of Sam Darnold, who will not be getting placed on IR.
"It's not going to be that long," Gase said on Friday about Darnold's absence due to mono.
Had Darnold been placed on the IR, he wouldn't have been eligible to return until Week 9.
Darnold has been ruled out for Week 2, and Gase said on Thursday that the absence could be weeks long.
SNY spoke with Dr. Aaron E. Glatt -- chair of medicine at South Nassau Communities Hospital -- on Thursday to get his professional opinion on how long Darnold might be out.
"So everybody's different," Glatt told SNY on Thursday. "Individuals may do very, very well. They may feel better almost right away. Others take a week or two, sometimes even longer still feeling fatigued, still feeling tired, not having their normal level of energy back to where they normally are at a baseline. He will be the better person to tell you [he's] feeling better or not."
While Darnold is out, Trevor Siemian will start at quarterback. And how long that lasts might have to do with whether Darnold's spleen becomes enlarged while he's sick.
"The one major concern for a professional football player would be an enlarged spleen," Glatt said. "Unfortunately, a professional football player is exposed to tremendous contact and can be potentially hit very severely on their spleen. If the spleen is enlarged, as it often is in patients with mono, it is potentially at greater risk for rupture than a normal, healthy person who doesn't have an enlarged spleen. Therefore, we normally recommend patients who have mono abstain from contact sports."